Welcome to the NWHFC Project ECHO!
The Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative (NWHFC) Project ECHO is a bimonthly case conference series that aims to improve the care of patients with heart failure by offering online continuing education for community providers. This unique training program builds on an existing education-practice partnership between UW Medicine and the UW School of Nursing. Grant funding is provided by the Health Services and Research Administration (HRSA).
- Target Audience: Community providers and health science students (MD/DO, ARNP/PA, RN, PharmD, Social Work and Allied Health)
- Format: 1-hour, online, interactive case conference occuring on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ Noon PDT
- Content: A 15-minute presentation on the best practices of heart failure care, followed by 45 minutes of interdisciplinary discussion and audience-submitted patient case questions for guided mentorship of care management
- Cost: FREE to participate
- CME (optional): CME Accreditation for up to 22.0 AMA PRA Category One Credits per year, $25 – $45/year depending on the number of conferences attended (1 session equals 1 credit)
Next NWHFC: Project ECHO Webinar: May 16, 2018 at 12pm PT
Guest Speaker: Maghee Disch, MSN RN FHFSA CHFN AACC. Maghee is an Accreditation Service Line Specialist with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). She has helped develop and launch the current version of the ACC Heart Failure Accreditation Program that aims to decrease heart failure mortality, improve patient quality of life, and elevate heart failure care across the United States.
Presentation Title: Improving Heart Failure Outcomes: A Specialized Science
- Review the current state of heart failure (HF) as an increasing burden economically and its relation to process of care.
- List outcomes related to improved patient care and their relevance to process.
- Summarize clinical care pathways, assessment and treatment of HF throughout the care continuum.
- Discuss transitions of care and processes to assist in success of outpatient services.
- Summarize current barriers to providing guideline driven medical therapy and science implementation.
Calendar of Events
Tentative Topic: Nuclear Cardiology (Presenter: Laurie Soine, PhD, ARNP)June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tentative Topic: Nutrition and Heart Failure (Presenter: Kay Kolahi, RDN, CD)June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
View Recorded Webinars
Didactic presentations from each webinar are recorded and made available to view on our website.